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CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 9:00am EDT
of journalist cokie roberts. yesterday members of the house gave tributes to the louisiana democrat. lindy boggs was 97. >> speaker, i rise today to pay tribute to a former member of the house and a grand lady from louisiana, ms. lindy boggs. she was a pioneer for the state of louisiana, and she served louisiana's second congressional district following death of her late husband who was then the majority leader of the house. she was the first woman elected to represent the state of louisiana in congress, and she was a founder of the congresswomen's caucus, and in tribute to her service as a pioneer for women, the women -- congressional women's reading room is rightfully named in her honor down the hall. lindy was the first woman and only louisiana ambassador to the holy sea during the tenure of pope john paul ii. lindy effortlessly balanced her role as a respected leader and a loving mother. she loved her city of new orleans, in fact, lived on bourbon street for many of her later years in new orleans. she loved her beloved tulane university and, in fact, just recently she and her daughter partic
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 5:00pm EDT
to the gentleman from louisiana, mr. scalise. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. scalise: thank you, mr. chairman and i thank the gentleman from virginia for yielding and for bringing this bill forward. i'm a strong supporter of the reins act and why we are bringing this bill forward is because of the regulations that have been coming from this obama administration. when i talk to small business owners in my district, the biggest impediment they tell me to creating more jobs, the biggest impediment, are the rules and regulations coming down from the federal government. the reins act says if these rules and regulations are so important and have a $100 million impact, shouldn't they come before congress and state their case? what are you so afraid of coming before the public body? president obama said he was going to be the most transparent ever. yet he has bureaucrats coming up with rules and regulations and we have hearings on this stuff. and when they talk about things kids' going to save lives, the rules have absolutely nothing to do with improving the quality of peop
NBC
Aug 14, 2013 6:00am PDT
. joseph, louisiana. police telling us a gunman shot two bank employees when officers stormed into that bank. one of the employees is reported dead. the condition of the or within is unknown. a third hostage was released late last night. police shot and kill the gunman who has been identified as 20-year-old fuaded abdo ahmed. police say ahmed was mentally unstable and written a letter in advance, detailing what he was doing, what he was going to do, what he would do in the attack. police say he had a full duffel bag of items he was going to use to torture his hostages. investigators also telling us he was not trying to rob that bank and that there's no indication he had any history with any of those bank employees. >>> today we could learn the identity of a woman killed during a construction accident at san jose city college. the woman was hit by a front loader walking on a sidewalk by the cop instruction project yesterday. investigators say the massive vehicle was backing up to move a load of dirt went it hit her. preston pipeline, the company on the job, says the driver has
CNN
Aug 14, 2013 6:00am PDT
and the plane was en route from louisville, kentucky. >>> central louisiana where two hostages remain in critical condition after police stormed the bank where they had been held hostage for 12 hours. captor was killed in the police raid but only after they shot the man and woman. police say the suspect was a paranoid schizophrenic. >>> to wall street, big news out of europe. the recession is over. for a look at how it will affect trading here in the united states. let's head to the new york stock exchange as the bell rings and check in with alison kosik. good morning, alison. >> it's not affecting trading. after two years of no growth, the euro zone is now showing growth and the market is taking it. but it is good news. the recession is over in europe. you look at the growth, though. not super strong but growth nonetheless. keep in mind, europe is one of our biggest trading partners. you look at the companies feeling the pinch of the recession. ford has been losing money in europe. mcdonald's recently said it has been struggling in europe. same with caterpillar, the equipment maker.
MSNBC
Aug 4, 2013 1:00pm PDT
in the house for it to go democrat. three in louisiana. four in mississippi. receiven in alabama. if you start looking at those numbers, and you look at the democratic -- demographic shields happening all across the south, i plef it is a great opportunity for us a to build out our beach, start with legislative races, down ticket races, where literally a small amount of money can mean a lot. >> i think if you consider a state like north carolina where it is part of the new south and we had seen real changes answers sin we have republican legislature, dramatic shift? the other direction. i think your point about focussing on the state legislative races makes a tremendous. a sense and people don't think of that as part of building the bench. talk about that. >> many times what we do is we take a really talented person. talk them into running for governor. they lose 58-42 and we never see them again. instead of developing a career as a legislator, policy maker, and someone who can talk well about the issues, then we loo lose them. one of the things the southern progress would do is help recruit an
CBS
Aug 14, 2013 5:00am PDT
. >>> new this morning a hostage and gunman are both dead after a 12-hour standoff in rural louisiana. police officers s.w.a.t. team and bomb squad members surrounded this bank in a small town of st. joseph. authorities say the 20-year-old gunman was schizophrenic and negotiations were no longer possible when they moved in around midnight. >> he had voices in his head. one of the demands was he wanted this device removed. his indication was that he was through, he was going to kill a hostage. >> authorities shot and killed the gunman but not before he shot both hostages. one of the victims is dead and the second hostage was taken to the hospital in critical condition. >>> a final decision on the opening of the new span of the bay bridge is expected in the next 49 hours but steps are already being made to get the bridge ready for a possible september deadline. caltrans actually turned the lights on last night and kpix 5 reporter anne makovec gives us a look into the progress under way. some good news perhaps, right, anne? >> reporter: yeah. we are waiting for that news. it's going to c
Current
Jul 31, 2013 5:00pm PDT
happens. but the cops in baton rouge, louisiana, who decided to flirt with gay guys, and then bring gay guys home and then arrest them for for bids unnatural behave. being gay or gay marriage is unnatural. the chairman of the georgia g.o.p. made the claim as have kirk cameron said being gay is unnatural as opposed to 80s perms. for something so unnatural it occurred an awful lot in nature. they documented gay love in 15 down species. gay hate, one. just like kirk cameron screaming at two gay dolphins, you're not behaving natural. let's stop talking about straight marriage is natural. i'm not against marriage, i think it's the most beautiful gift you can give to your parents' friends. mating with one partner for life. i'm not against monogamy. most species mate for a season or two and then move on, charlie sheen. but future species mate for life. sarah palin should know, the wonderfuls she likes to kill kill--the wolves she likes to kill, they're monogopomous,. i think it can be the most beautiful thing beyond romance, and who knows mating for life we're bringing our own evolution, in a
Current
Aug 7, 2013 3:00pm PDT
, beside west virginia and louisiana is in the bottom half of education spending per student. so is it time for an amicable break up, a nice break up, but a breakup indeed. chuck thomson has wondered the same thing. he went to the south and did some research, the result, a hilarious book about folks that he says may be holding our country back. the book is called "better off without them, a northern manifest toe for southern secession." chuck, thanks for being here. your book is terrific. in the very beginning of the book, you say you find yourself shouting: >> so, first and foremost, chuck, tell us how you really feel about the south. >> i really feel about that passage, which is probably the most quoted from the entire book is that hyperbole is an interesting literary device and a grabber. a lot of people have assumed that that is what the entire book is about. thanks for having me on and having read at least past the first pang so you know there's a little more to it and spleen and rage and venom, of which i have a decent amount, but i think a lot of americans do on both the north and so
LINKTV
Aug 2, 2013 8:00am PDT
that you have been covering, led a strike in june. we spoke with a walmart worker from louisiana who participated. worked in the store 1102. we went on an unfair labor strike in early june. and we came back from our strike, we were both fired for going on strike. they told us, we missed a certain amount of days -- which were the days we went on strike. that was the reason for them firing us. actually against the law for them to fire us ribbeck we told them about it. at the time they said, they don't recognize our strike and that is why they were terminating -- terminating us. >> it is a union backed nonunion group for walmart. what he is describing is the greatest wave of retaliation against workers by walmart who are organizing that we have seen at least since 2005. there are 60 workers who went on strike last month who have been .isciplined in some way it represents a major threat. we have seen is workers attempted to defend workers who allegedly retaliated with more collective action. on friday night for the big strike wave starting this week, we saw workers at ominous walk worker
FOX
Aug 14, 2013 5:00am PDT
at a louisiana bank ended with a hostage and a gunman dead. investigators say the 20-year- old suspect had no intention of robbing the bank. they say he actually went into the bank yesterday armed with at least a handgun and took three captives. he later freed a female bank teller but just before midnight as swat teams moved in he shot the other two hostages killing one of them. police then killed him. >> it's not intent to rob that bank. information that was alabama taped from his appointment was written notes, plan. he actually had a book for negotiation. >>> investigators say he planned to take hostages for some time. they say he was mentally unstable and believed a device had been planted in his head. >>> your time is 5:25. later on today police in santa cruz will start passing out lists of where crimes will probably occur in that city. the police department is telling the newspaper this is part of a program called predictive policing. a deputy police chief traveled to england where this program originated. the police department will release the most likely crime locations and give not
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2013 9:00pm EDT
was president and it was right before monroe left to go to france to negotiate what became the louisiana purchase. he wrote, monroe has a fine feeling. he cannot stand to be from his wife, so he is taking her with him. that was pretty much their attitude. he was devoted to family, as well. that is really what they wanted to do. if they had their choice of how they would spend their time, it would be with their family. >> this program is interactive. we invite your phone calls. you can reach us at -- let me turn to a facebook poster. "we have heard elizabeth monroe did not like being first lady." >> she did not like the public parts of it. she married james monroe when she was a member of the continental congress. through their entire adult life, he was in one public office or the other. she was very much used to him being a public figure, being the governor of virginia, being abroad as a minister of the united states serving as secretary of state. to go to the white house was not anything that unusual. it was not anything unexpected. people had talked about monroe being president for yea
CSPAN
Aug 15, 2013 7:00am EDT
on our twitter page -- there will never be "peace" in the middle east! next is john from louisiana. good morning. caller: good morning. my common is that as unfortunate as this is, the islamic brotherhood and morsi, i think, could be analogous to adolf hitler and the not the spirit the muslim brotherhood is the organization that al qaeda's ring from. they are radical jihadist. they have fomented violence here, and they are turning public opinion, including american public opinion, against the egyptian army, which is in fact the only stabilizing force over there. people make a big deal out of saying -- but they were democratically elected. so was adolf hitler. that is my comment. thank you. host: john, thank you for the call. from "reuters" this morning, egypt muslim brotherhood thing it would take down the military coup but stressed it would remain pinned minute to -- remain committed to a peaceful struggle. the crackdown yesterday defined western -- defining western appeals for a peaceful resolution. the military's removal of president morsi's last month prompting international stamens
MSNBC
Aug 10, 2013 5:00am PDT
speaking this year. rick perry, governor of texas, bobby jindal, governor of louisiana, senator marco rubio from florida. there are banner names who are likely to pop up on the republican side who haven't yet arrived in iowa. also senator ted cruz will be here. what we will be hearing from cruz, santorum, those who do come is a focus on family leaders core messages and values, they are anti-abortion, sort of the evangelical cadre of the republican party here in iowa. that's the audience that they're going to be speaking to today on stage. >> all right, kasie, in another part of the state yesterday there was an event called madam president that emily's list, the group that supports final maim democratic candidates for office. this was called the first hillary 2016 was not there. senator claire mccaskill who has already endorsed her was there. tell us what went on there yesterday. >> mccaskill was acting as though she was a surrogate for a hillary clinton presidential campaign. i spoke to her after the event. that was really focused on, in fact, being a counter point to this event we're seein
NBC
Aug 14, 2013 5:00am PDT
this morning, a deadly end to a tense 12-hour stand-off down in louisiana. just before midnight, police stormed the bank where an armed gun man holding three employees hostage. as police entered the bank the suspect reportedly shot two of the hostages. officers shot and killed the gunman. this morning, learning one of the hostages has died. the condition of the or hostage remains unmoan this morning. a third hostage was not hurt. officials say they found a book on hostage negotiations at the suspect's apartment and they say that man seemed to believe a device had been implanted his brain and the situation a planned attack. >>> the southern california teenager at center of the nationwide amber alert opening up about the horrific ordeal on social media. 16-year-old hannah anderson now answering questions on the website ask.fm. anderson calls her captor a psycho and wrote about fearing for her life as she tried to escape. when asked what she did when learned her mother and brother were killed, hannah replied, quote, cried all night. hannah rescued saturday from the idaho wilderness, her alleged ca
MSNBC
Aug 2, 2013 1:00pm PDT
, oregon, montana, california, maryland, and louisiana are reporting lower than expected premiums in advance of the act's october 1st delivery date. in new york, officials say they expect average rates to decline at least 50%. and joining us now is democratic governor jack markell of delaware who comes to us from wisconsin and the national governors association meeting of which he's the outgoing chair. so thank you, sir, for joining us. i hope your chairmanship has been a successful one. >> thanks for having me. and we've gotten a lot done this last year. it's been very exciting. thank you. >> i imagine that the health care act is a big discussion point among your fellow governors. what are you hearing from governors there about the affordable care act? >> in fact, health care has been a major topic of conversation but it's been less about the affordable be care act and more about all the innovations in states across the country as we transform our systems of health care both the way we deliver it and pay for it, moving away from fee for service and toward a model where quality is
CNN
Aug 7, 2013 3:00am PDT
state by far. 16 winners. indiana is second with 111. louisiana, florida and missouri round out the top five. i think there will be some road trips today. >> can i get to indiana? nine hours and back by the show tomorrow. >> we have a pool. let's have it to the people who organize well. >> we have a pool? >> no, we don't have a pool. >> we have to have a pool. we have mickey, kate. you want some powerball action, too. >> we have to pool it. >> sanjay's on his own. i'm not dealing with this. >> sanjay will figure out the winning numbers. >> he knows already. there's a logarithm for that. >> i'm not sowing up to the office as the only one who didn't win. >> we're just waiting. kicking you out of the pool. what's the latest on missouri? >> this is yesterday's radar. we talked about seven to nine inches of rain in kansas and missouri. i want to show you today's current radar right now. it's the identical picture here. we are still talking about heavy rain. notice through missouri another band. two bands of these thunderstorms. anywhere from five to seven inches of rain. we continue to have
CSPAN
Aug 7, 2013 7:00am EDT
and violating the law and they can be deported. host: our next caller is mike from louisiana, independent line, good morning. caller: hello. i like some of the points he makes. i need to get this man to go out and ask women to go out with me. host: we'll put that in the form of a question and get a response. caller: okay. start back with a little bit of time that he's put on. he said that there was no problem having your own culture. that's all fine. i'm from louisiana, i'm suppose to be french-english but i don't wear a beret. i'll let him speak a little bit. guest: there's nothing in the law that requires spanish or any other language to be spoken. i watch spanish language television but only about 10% of the time. 90% of the time i'm watching english language television, english language radio. we are part of this country. i think if you look at the vast majority of us, we're here like generations of immigrants before us and we're proud of who we are and we're also proud to be minors. host: is it different today than those from the turn of the 20th century for irish, italian and german
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2013 7:00am EDT
he stands there and does nothing. she has to run for reelection. she been attacking louisiana's major industry, but she was also the person who gave them this mess of obamacare. there are a whole series of challenges. i think that is why it is possible to get a year's delay and obamacare. i think only focus on the career, at the american people say we can do better. it does leave the door open. could step back from the mistake they made when they voted for a bill that they had not ever read. why do they keep saying the americans did not want the affordable care act when he was elected on that? guest: obama the romney. there are a whole series of issues on the table there. if it had been a referendum on obamacare, it will be one thing. he did not make it one. he has had something similar to this in massachusetts. it also has many challenges and problems. despite his other assets and virtues, it made him a law candidate for the presidency at when the tweeter suggest it would have been a powerful issue. it was 2010. it could be in 2012 of a republican would have stood up and said i told
Current
Aug 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
] >> but louisiana is a neighboring state to his. he should know. >> stephanie: a voice called out, or louisiana, and by the way -- ♪ you are an idiot >> stephanie: that was just not a onetime oops thing. i can think of at least three -- see what i did, because remember he couldn't -- there were three departments of the government -- [♪ circus music ] >> stephanie: see what i did there. all right. okay. i was mentioning to karl about -- [♪breaking news theme] >> stephanie: -- the just when you think this can't get more ridiculous, so the president should have apparently shut his pie hole about trayvon martin, but who he really should be defending is the radio clown in missouri. >> right. >> i see. >> stephanie: he is not telling people to relax and not be so politically correct and blah blah. mediaite rights it seems only yesterday when -- a new day as dawned, the conservative media has found something of sufficient gravity, a rodeo clown who has drawn the attention of missouri -- rush limbaugh just called all of those people wuss. i love [ inaudible ]'s piece on this -- because peggy noo
ABC
Aug 14, 2013 7:00am PDT
't they? lara? >>> we turn now to the alarming hostage situation overnight in a bank in louisiana. a 20-year-old man taking three people hostage tuesday afternoon, in a tense standoff with police that lasted well into the night. abc's pierre thomas is back with us now with the latest. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, lara. police were hoping to resolve this standoff peacefully. but it ended in a bloody spray of gunfire. shortly before midnight, police stormed the bank, after they say the gunman indicated he was going to kill two hostages. according to police, as they entered the building, the suspect, identified as 20-year-old fuaed abdo ahmed, shot the hostages, both bank employees. police killed the suspect, who they claim was armed with a handgun and a rifle. the confrontation began more than 12 hours earlier, when the gunman walked into the bank and began making bizarre demands. police say the suspect was a paranoid schizophrenic who claimed he had been hearing voices, including from a device planted in his head. authorities believe it was not a bank robbery but a pl
CSPAN
Aug 3, 2013 7:00pm EDT
by the transportation system. louisiana talking to a manufacturer of our masuda goals, he told me were the most important things was getting those things from the market. he stopped. i said i'm in the transportation business. we are all in a transportation business. we have to get the cereal in the milk out in the morning. she was touched by the system. it will cost more for the milk. it impacts us all. in the last congress, we made some good progress. i think there are some very good reforms. we are still slowly getting the information. secretary fox will be here later today. i am encouraged. we had dinner the other night. he had dinner with several republicans. we had a great conversation. i look forward to it i did. it is always a positive thing. sometimes you have to leave politics at the door and get things done. i'm sure you will appreciate what the secretary has to say. they gave us a poor grade. we are at a point where we have got to figure out how to do this anyway that keeps us competitive in the world. there is a federal role. working with the state and the local governments. when yo
NBC
Aug 14, 2013 7:00am PDT
situation in louisiana. >> a tragic ending there. finally ended this morning after the gunman was shot and killed by police. police say the 20-year-old took three hostages at a bank in rural louisiana tuesday afternoon. he released one of the women, but just before midnight police say he threatened to kill the remaining two hostages, and that's when police stormed the building. they say he then shot the hostages, killing one of them. police then shot and killed the gunman. no word this morning on the condition of the second victim. >>> officials now say there is little hope of finding any survivors inside the indian navy submarine that caught fire overnight in mumbai after some of its weapons exploded accidently. there were at least 18 sailors aboard the vessel. rescue divers have entered the subon the remote chance someone might be alive inside an air pocket. >>> the rodeo clown who wore a president obama mask during a performance at the missouri state fair has been banned for life. fair officials say they're also reviewing their contract with the company that ran the event. the incid
CNN
Aug 27, 2013 11:00am PDT
is still very much an issue, but i want to get your feedback on something that louisiana's republican governor said very recently, bobby jindal. they need to stop emphasizing what they called our separateness. i wonder, the republican party has realized they need to reach out to more minorities and they realize that from the last electi election. do you think jindal's comments help? >> yes, they help. for america to have a discourse we need to have all parties, both parties and other parties may come to the floor to be able to have a discourse representing all of the citizens of our nation. the republican party has been somewhat severe in recent years in its behavior in relationship to the minority vote, the vote of color, whether it be black americans or latino americans. we are in a bit of an edgy place. >> the republicans did not fare very well when it came to minority voters. we'll see how that goes. perhaps some of you might say the unfinished business of civil rights eras. >> i'm glad to hear that colin powell has raised his voice to this indiscretion on the part of the republic
FOX News
Aug 14, 2013 6:00am PDT
ending to a hostage standoff in louisiana. a 20-year-old gunman shot dead. police say the gunman was planning this for a long time. >> he was mad at people that he said were mean to him, that he had voices in his head. and we are certainly going to pray he can really hard that they keep breathing. sad moment for these families. i bleach their faith and our faith in god we are going pray hard these individuals can make it. >> we are a small community, and everyone knows everyone. bill: the condition of the two injured hostages not known at this time. police say it is not known why the 20-year-old targeted that particular bank. martha: the federal government slammed the brakes on the planned merger between u.s. airways and american airlines parent company. the zwru -- the justice departmt claims the deal would hurt consumers. when watched the continental-united merger. now this one looks like it may be on the ropes. >> reporter: it's curious timing. a lot of people thought this would go through because you have got to big airlines. there have been a bunch of big mergers and the air
FOX News
Aug 18, 2013 1:00pm PDT
at louisiana governor bobbie gindel. this after he had earlier ripped into kentucky senator rand paul. is this healthy or self-destructive. joining us now with our political insiders. so there were no cameras in this one address. let's put it up on the screen what chris christie said. quote, i think we have folks who think they have to be college professors. i like that one. for our ideas to win we have to govern and if we don't win we don't govern. i am going to do anything i need to do to win. what do you think? >> that's politics 101. the larger issue we have are the republicans who are very unpopular have stark divisions on obamacare and on defense and on nsa. but bottom line, greg, when you have got a very unpopular president to have a circular firing squad doesn't make a lot of sense. >> but he tried to rationalize it today and said it is hill thee to have -- it is healthy to have these debates. >> we have a bunch of candidates running like little candidates and we knew they would be talking about the vast american people and the political class and not one of these candidates i
CBS
Aug 16, 2013 7:00am PDT
also appeared to go after two potential republican rivals for the white house, louisiana governor bobby jindal and kentucky senator rand paul. in an apparent reference to paul, he criticized republicans who put conservative purity above pragmatism. >> i think we have some folks who believe that our job is to be college professors. for our ideas to matter, we have to win. because if we don't win, we don't govern. and if we don't govern, all we do is shout into the wind. >> reporter: that comes after a month of back and forth with the tea party favorite. in july, christie criticized paul for advocating limits on nsa surveillance techniques. saying they would hurt efforts to stop terrorism. >> this strain of libertarianism that's going through both parties right now and making big headlines i think is a very dangerous thought. and i remember what we felt like on september 12th, 2001. >> reporter: tuesday on "cbs this morning," the kentucky senator had his own take on the controversy. >> you heard chris christie really denouncing the libertarian wing of the party and that includes you. >> i
MSNBC
Aug 3, 2013 11:00am PDT
are in a very good spot to win their primaries. you know, mitch mcconnell has to face matt bevin the louisiana wealthy businessman and he will most likely win. lindsey graham has to worry about that rand paul faction on the right, the libertarian faction attacking him. but multiple candidates and mike enzi close and interesting race to watch. but, actually the republican establishment is coming out more so for him than liz cheney. she may have a uphill fight to climb for the neckt year. we've seen these primary battles play out ever since the 2010 elections. they've grown increasingly tense and i think the republican incumbents this time are prepared for that. they saw what happened to dick luger and bob bennett in utah several years ago and they don't want that to happen to them. >> bill, i saw you nodding enthusiastically, you agree? >> i do agree. look, the republicans are in bad shape. they elect the democrats after they lost several elections in the 1980s. they had to make a decision. go to the left or do we go to the center? eventually they found bill clinton who led them to the center m
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2013 7:00am EDT
the mississippi river and how it affects louisiana along with natural subsidence and the issues of canals for oil and gas drilling and the of those nature. provided are has withe either to wetlands dunes and beaches and as we encroach on that, we are reducing the ability for mother nature to respond and be able to protect us and that increases our flood losses. hurricane result of sandy, more than 30,000 buildings in new york city were in a flood controlled area that is now -- that hasn't now more than doubled in the greater new york city area. guest: geography is geography. part of it is trying to understand better what the risk is. i would say that this is something that people sometimes fail to grasp. just because something was not in a flood zone or was 20 years ago, does not mean that it has not changed in that time frame. is development that occurs, sea level rise, because of a variety of different factors, a place that once had been not in the flood zone, may now be. if you have done other mitigation measures, you can actually move out of the flood zone. there is a community in florida tha
FOX News
Aug 22, 2013 3:00am PDT
has the deals with university of oklahoma, texas and louisiana. >>> coming up on "kilmeade & friends", we're bragging, we have maria molina to preview the day. >> we should be eating cheeseburgers with the "fox & friends" logo on top of the buns. let's look at the weather conditions quickly, because we have some extreme weather out west. we have more than 50 wildfires right now burning from states like parts of nevada and parts of california and even up into sections of montana. so very widespread out there. one of the reasons is because we do have severe to even extreme drought out here. we have dry brush in place that can help to fuel the many wildfires and the weather conditions is not helping the situation. we have low humidity, strong winds in excess of 35 miles per hour and possible thunderstorms that are of the dry type. so that rain would evaporate before reaching the ground and also, they can produce lightning strikes which themselves can actually strike up some new wildfires. so that's something we're keeping an eye on. fire weather watches in effect out there. isolated sho
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2013 5:00pm EDT
. louisiana is next, republican line. caller: yes, good evening. i love you so much. i watch you all the time. spent my life all around the world. i think everybody needs to -- >> what about the issue we are talking about? do you find congressional town halls -- who is your representative? do you find the town halls in your district to be useful? caller: yes, that is a good thing there. to get together with these people there. it is a good thing there. host: jeffrey, thanks for your call. another issue that we haven't talked about so much this evening in terms of what people are hearing at town halls, this is the headline, lawmaker pressed on reform at town hall meeting. let's talk to bob in virginia who had a town hall recently. it says the focus was as godlattereform denied and -- enforcement mandates for legal status for people in the country unlawfully. castro, a latino teenager pressed goodlatte on the bill. i am troubled by your proclamation the border security will not be dealt with before documentation is given to immigrants, said castro who is a member of the virginia organizing acti
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 7:00am EDT
in the watergate scandal, but another 30 scandal laid out in this. host: we of a call coming in from louisiana. independent calller. good morning, david. caller: who did nixon convince to take us off the gold standard? the film does not get into the specifics of his economic policies. so i really could not comment. democratic calller. caller: i of a question concerning the campaign in 18 -- 1968. how did you handle the coverage of those campaigns, which were extremely close? guest: the film does not cover the campaigns at all. it begins with his inauguration, which is the initial material available to us. they did not begin until the administration begins. the basis for the films being available to us, the basis being public domain is they were confiscated as materials created by employees of the white house while they were working for the president. so there is nothing in the collection that we obtained and made the foam out of that predated the inauguration. campaign, the 1972 campaign is very much a part of the movie because they were period.during that perit debut inth the film tonight, th
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Aug 4, 2013 1:00am EDT
a call coming in from louisiana. independent calller. good morning, david. caller: who did nixon convince to take us off the gold standard? guest: the film does not get into the specifics of his economic policies. so i really could not comment. advisers of economic recommended that policy. host: democratic caller. go ahead. caller: i have a question concerning the campaign. how did you handle the coverage of those campaigns, which were extremely close? guest: the film does not cover the campaigns at all. it begins with his inauguration, which is the initial material available to us. they did not begin until the administration begins. the basis for the films being available to us, the basis being public domain is they were confiscated as materials created by employees of the white house while they were working for the president. so there is nothing in the collection that we obtained and made the film out of that pre-dated the inauguration. the second campaign, the 1972 campaign is very much a part of the movie because they were filming during that period. host: with the film debut in tonig
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Aug 11, 2013 7:00am EDT
organizations down there in louisiana? caller: it depends. it varies on whatever topics. host: what do you trust the local news more on? like i said, it varies. host: bobby from lake charles. you will go to barbara from akron, ohio on our 65 or older line. good morning. caller: i agree with so many of your colors. it is difficult to name all of them. age is really sad be in my is seen over the last 20 years how the tv stations that used to tell their viewers what congress 2020 --ng, for example, " "20/20." they told us what was going on behind the scenes. now they tell us what they want us to know. so many young people from your statistics no longer read newspapers, which is the only place where you can find out what is going on, and i include "the wall street journal" among that group -- that so many young people no longer feel that it is important to spend the money every month to find out what is going on in their country, we are harming our country more than they know. the newspapers are our lifeblood and liberty. both parties talk about liberty and freedom. ourout the newspapers, and countr
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Aug 12, 2013 7:00am EDT
, looking a lot like 2016. patrick o'connor reports it goes onto say that donald trump, louisiana governor bobby jindal were also in des moines this week to attend an event organized by a prominent gop donor in the state. that from "the wall street journal." "thehan weisman writes in "iowa speechs," hints at biden run." priebus, who heads up the national republican committee, was on the sunday shows yesterday, defending his call for a potential gop boycott of nbc and cnn if the networks follow through with plans to produce and air separate film projects on hillary rodham clinton. confirming that he would call for a boycott of any debates hosted by those networks if they go through on that documentary. then finally, "the arizona republic" has this headline marcus, edgewater, maryland, republican caller. ag holder seeks to revamp drug sentencing could what do you think -- sentencing. what do you think? caller: i am a black male, 47 years old. ahave experienced personally very harsh sentence for a miniscule amount of hashish when i was in the military. jailgave me two years in and a bad condu
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Aug 23, 2013 7:00am EDT
have a comment. there was a poll in louisiana as a republican and 29% of them blamed president obama for the government's katrina mess. i think these people that did that are absolutely ignorant. he was just a senator not a president. host: thanks for calling. gale on the line from new jersey. gale is a republican. is the cost of college worth it? caller: well. it was about $15,000 a year 20 years agfor my -- ago for my daughter. she's a nurse and she -- my husband was actually disgusted because he felt she concentrated more on the marching papers. she went to a local community college. also, i'm quite disturbed. i put myself through a business school about 40 years ago. i paid for it out of my $100 a week salary. kids can't afford cost of tuition, why should the taxpayers be paying. you go back to the academic standards of 47 years ago, most of the kids going today are not academically qualified for college. they're getting a free pass because of the social justice. the standards are so bad, i. wouldn't want my kid going to school today. host: thanks for calling gale. so much of
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Aug 30, 2013 7:00am EDT
some examples in places you might not expect. for example in louisiana, done progressive things on mental health. where they had a demonstration project they located people from the local mental health system in the local school. they found that really made a big difference in terms of over all performance, in terms of lessening symptoms and coordinating care. .... calls for about the next 15 minutes or so. on our next from florida republican line. good morning. 100% disabled veteran who was traumatized and the service and it is in my military file. why is it that went, it is like these crimes committed against me while serving a country, when these crimes were committed against me, why am i categorized as mental and why do i have to be diagnosed for a treatment when crimes are committed against me? why is that called mental? thanks fort of all, your service, and i am really sorry that you experienced what you did. my heart goes out to you. i do not know the details of your case, but i can tell you that there are a lot of veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder whi
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Aug 1, 2013 3:00am PDT
's the comment line? >> quick story, you remember edwin edwards from louisiana, former governor. he went away -- >> bill: i do, indeed. >> he went away to federal prison, released not long ago for his role in a bribery and extortion scheme. congratulations to governor edwards. he is 85 years young and his 34-year-old wife just gave birth to a baby boy this morning. >> bill: unbelievable. >> in defiance of god's will, he somehow impregnated this woman and she gave birth to a healthy baby boy. >> bill: how long has he been out of prison? >> not that long. longer than nine months. >> bill: that's what i was going to say. who's the daddy. >> he is the daddy. >> bill: edwin edwards is the one who famously said that he would be re-elected unless he were caught in bed -- i think i have it right, with a dead girl or a live boy. >> that's it. >> he also famously -- the reason he was governor, he ran against david duke and i believe it was -- >> oh, wow. >> the corrupt politician versus the racist. >> corruption wins. >> bill: i covered that campaign. >> oh, man. >> bill: for kabc tv in los angeles. th
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Aug 1, 2013 6:00am PDT
. but across the states of florida, alabama, mississippi, louisiana, and texas, maybe not. >> we're going to stop you for not having a gun. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: there you go. exactly. yeah, i guess that's -- you know, that's a state by state issue, chris. >> it is. >> stephanie: killed an unarmed teenager -- all right. okay. daryle in mobile -- >> caller: [ inaudible ] mobile, stephfy. >> stephanie: hi daryle go ahead. >> caller: i was doing 80 and a black guy got ahead of me speeding, and i got pulled over, and i had my police t-shirt on, and i had my weapon on my side. he said okay. i need your license and registration. but he did give me a ticket. >> stephanie: yikes. yeah, interesting. interesting. i guess you are not quite as awesome as george zimmerman. >> caller: i guess not. when i seen that on the news. i said, wow, what a break. >> stephanie: yeah, you are not quite as white looking as george zimmerman. maybe that's what it is. >> wow. >> stephanie: just yet another incredible story, how about incredible that awesome -- >> he's so awesome. >> stephanie: right. he is just g
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Aug 6, 2013 3:00am PDT
bill came up, we worked with our allies, mary landrieu of louisiana and lindsey graham of south carolina and the house side, jim moran of virginia and bill young of florida to have language to stipulate that usda could not spend any of its dollars setting up an inspections program for horse slaughter for human consumption. we won the amendments but the spending bill is not passed because congress is not doing its job on a reliable basis. we don't know when that was going to pass but usda surprisingly -- with that looming, with that spending ban looming and the prospect of the plants operating for two months, three months at the longest, basically said okay, we're going to grant you inspection permits. bill, this is even more strange because the administration in its 2014 budget request on agricultural spending urged a defund of the horse slaughter plant. so i think the lawyers got ahold of this and they took this highly legalistic view that well, we don't support horse slaughter but the current law says it is okay. so we're just going to allow this. >> bill: when i read that, i
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Aug 6, 2013 6:00am PDT
in the audience shouted we're in louisiana. oh, governor. >> oh, well it's one of the 46 states -- it's one -- it's a five -- the four countries in america -- it's -- oh, come to my ranch. [♪breaking news theme] >> stephanie: in a completely unrelated story that has nothing to do with dummies from texas george w. bush has a stint procedure today after doctors found a blockage in his artery. bush is being described as being in high spirits -- >> i feel like i have a chim chimmychanga stuck in my artery. >> stephanie: he said he got great medical attention -- oh, he is that government health care. don good morning. >> caller: good morning. >> stephanie: good morning. >> caller: you and i have a verbal confrontation that turns ugly. i knock you to the ground and start bouncing your head on the pavement. >> stephanie: that's what you think happened because that's what the only guy that is alive said that. >> caller: that's what the jury said. >> how did that verbal argument start -- >> caller: it doesn't matter. >> stephanie: really? let's just say you were my father and i was walking down the stre
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Aug 3, 2013 5:00am PDT
for george mcgovern instead of nixon in 1972. and we now know that louisiana's colorful 85-year-old former governor edwin edwards and his 34-year-old wife had a baby boy on thursday. edwards recently finished servinging ayears in federal prison for racketeering and extortion. allegations of corruption marked his four terms as governor. he once famously said that the only way he'd only be taken down was if he was caught in bed, quote, either a dead girl or a live boy. and now at 85, he is a new father. i want to find out what my guests know now that they didn't know when the week began. speaking of new parents, krystal? >> well, i haven't seen any, don't blame me, i voted for romney stickers yet, but i'm waiting on that. one thing we know that changes made in 2010 to racist crack sentencing has already had a huge impact, saving 16,000 prison years and $500 million. think progress had that this week. >> rick? >> one thing we know is that the cbo is goosing the numbers with a lookback on changing the employment numbers for the last three or four years. it's one more quiver in the arrow, to tr
CSPAN
Aug 9, 2013 1:00am EDT
. louisiana, mississippi, what is happening in some of those states? >> that is an important point, one of the interesting demographic changes in america over the last 25 years. the expert we will hear from later. traditionally, immigrants have gone to the south, other than -- shunned the south, other than texas. that has been a problem. now, you are seeing dixie really attracting a lot of the immigrant states like north carolina. one of the states with the biggest percentage increase of immigration over the last 15 years has been georgia. it has become a high-growth state. people at, are immigrants more attracted to a state with high welfare benefits, or are they attracted to a state that has jobs? we look at some of the evidence, and what we found was, on balance, immigrants are much more likely to go to states with unemployment rates than they are to go to states with welfare. they are coming here because they want a job, not a welfare check. >> it makes logical sense. if you are to leave your country and make out somewhere new -- >> there are so many people on the other side of the
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Aug 27, 2013 9:00pm EDT
the streets of california and the las vegas trip, from the streets of soma, the fields of georgia, louisiana. one man is now a united states senator representing the state of maine. he was in the march. he had a good seat to watch the speech of dr. king. he was in a branch of a tree in the mall watching the speech. people came from all over. these crowd people and these proud african americans and their allies would no longer stand silent while the promise of liberty and justice for all denied freedom to so many. i could not hear the speeches. i felt the heat. i was inside the capital. but i could see the tide of history turn as hundreds of thousands of our brothers and sisters pushed forward toward that thing called freedom. that day, martin luther king shared his dream. they consider 1963 not as the end of the fight of civil rights, but only the beginning. here is what he said. "we cannot turn back. there are those who are acting asking for the civil rights, when will we be satisfied? we are not satisfied and we will not be until justice rolls down like a mighty stream." in the year follow
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Aug 9, 2013 12:00pm EDT
, it's massachusetts. it's louisiana which is sort of unique in some ways. we'd all have a debate about whether it's good or bad, what's happening in louisiana. and that doesn't bring, the small school thing is in that mix. it's nested in that mix. what does a school day well? what would be better to farm out to a larger entity. you don't have a lot of that farming out in a lot of state digital have so much in california. you don't have so much in new jersey that superintendent sharing program is interesting, and hopefully someone will study that. but i think that's where you would want to move. are the things that a small school can do well, and then how large do the other entities have to get to take on certain tasks in order to be effective? >> again, i think your paper and the position that 105s doesn't fit all is right thing to take. interdistrict may work in some places, but then there has to be real choice if it's going to be the case but it has to be about quality and has to be about kids as opposed to the politics that we see floating around choice now. and the places that we w
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Aug 1, 2013 5:00pm EDT
served in the u.s. army from 1989 to 1994 and was stationed in germany and fort polk, louisiana. dustin, the youngest of three sons, knew from an early age he wanted a military career. he'd been wanting to do that since he was a little boy about when he was 6 years old, darrell recalls. i encouraged him to do so, and he was a leader. he'd take the initiative to get things done. i've always raised my boys to do the right thing no matter if the cause was popular or unpopular. by the time he reached high school dustin was a top cadet in his junior rotc program. i remember him as a model student, very quiet, and serious. you always knew where he stood, says colonel mark jones of the air force junior rotc program at south laurel high school, dustin's alma mater. dustin rose to be his junior rotc unit's corps commander and the most decorated cadet.f pfc s shoong many -- shook many at south laurel high where dustin graduated in 2010 and had many friends. when i heard he died my legs almost collapsed. it was unbelievable. he was a good friend, a mentor and a truly good person says deafen burkha
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Aug 2, 2013 3:00am PDT
. >> yeah. >> i'm looking for a comeback. he needs to be louisiana's next governor. >> this guy is unbelievable. >> jimmy mcmillan from "the rent is too dam high" running for mayor what he had to say about anthony weiner's candidacy. >> can't wait for that. >> jimmy's campaign ads/music videos. news you can't use, straight ahead. mine was earned in djibouti, africa. 2004. vietnam in 1972. [ all ] fort benning, georgia in 1999. [ male announcer ] usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment to serve military members, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. where over seventy-five percent of store management started as i'm the next american success story. working for a company hourly associates. there's opportunity here. i can use walmart's education benefits to get a degree, maybe work in it, or be an engineer, helping walmart conserve energy. even today, when our store does well, i e
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